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signet ring

noun
  1. a finger ring containing a small seal, one's initial, or the like.
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Origin of signet ring

First recorded in 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for signet ring

Historical Examples of signet ring

  • (i) Design from a signet-ring from Mycenæ (after Evans, Fig. 34).

    The Evolution of the Dragon

    G. Elliot Smith

  • This morning, too, much to his inconvenience and dismay, he had missed his signet-ring.

    The Caged Lion

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • I have the signet-ring,' he said; 'now we can get her into our power easily.

    A Clerk of Oxford

    Evelyn Everett-Green

  • The use of a seal, or signet-ring, for the purchase of property is mentioned in the Bible.

    Finger-Ring Lore

    William Jones

  • Bring me,” said she, “the signet-ring from the hand of the king.


British Dictionary definitions for signet ring

signet ring

noun
  1. a finger ring bearing a signet
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